My Name Is Earl

Season 1 Episode 21

The Bounty Hunter

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 06, 2006 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Number 45, "Ditched Jessie to Marry Joy" is next on the list when Jessie, Earl's ex-girlfriend, returns to town seeking revenge. Earl must protect Joy in a lakeside retreat while Randy fights not to reveal their location to Jessie.

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  • bounty hunter

    Loved the whole episode. So funny. Joy tried to make nice but the fight scene was awesome. Love joy to death and the show is just great
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  • The truth behind Joy

    This episode is very amusing because we learn that Joy and Earl's drunk marriage wasn't an accident but more of a conspiracy. Well, not a conspiracy but an evil plan nonetheless and I thought it was typical of Joy to do something like that to get married.

    Of course we also learn that Earl had a girlfriend when he married Joy and that's where the plot comes in. Jesse going nuts and building strength is quite a sight and the end is perfect with Joy's Springer watching coming in handy.

    Overall, the episode was great and so were the ways the actors portrayed Earl and Joy in this installment of My Name Is Earl.moreless
  • this was so hilarious!

    this episode was great! Joy kicked butt in the end and it was so fuuny. jessies teeth got knocked out and so did the gold ones! joy didnt care at all! she just wanted earl and even if she had to drunk him she did it.the scene when kung-fu-figthing was being played had me in stitches!poor earl! he had to protect Joy even though she could do damage to jessie without even breaking a sweat!moreless
  • it was allrigh wouldnt say it was the best but i wouldnt say that it wasnt good.

    This one was good i liked it when it showed you what realy

    happened with joy and earl heh

    i think earl should have married that woman (oh man i forgot her name) instead of joy she seemed real nice well all accept when she was beating rhandy allthough i do have

    to addmit that was that was quite

    funny though hehe.

    this one made joy seem like she was a decent girl (accept for stealing earl from the woman having a one night afair with him (poor darnel they didnt even feel bad a bout it cruel or what)and punching the woman)


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Featured Music:
      "It Takes Two" by Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock
      "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas (Jessie and Joy fight)
      "La resa dei conti" by Ennio Morricone
      "Lunatic Fringe" by Red Rider (Jessie's workout montage)

    • In the flashback to the morning after Earl and Joy got married, there is a closet right outside the bathroom door with a small hallway leading to them. But on the actual set you go straight in to the room and run into the bed. There is no closet to be seen.

    • After Joy knocks Jessie's gold teeth out, Jessie falls to the ground. She opens her mouth and you can briefly see the actress' real teeth behind the prosthetic.

    • List Trivia:

      Introduced and crossed off in this episode
      #145 Ditched Jessie to marry Joy.

    • When Earl gives Joy his boots, he has a hole in his right sock. In the next scene, when Earl and Joy are outside, the hole is gone.

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Earl: (voiceover) As important as it is for me to cross things off my list, it's also important to take time out to enjoy the finer things in life. Like jumping a tiny motorcycle over my brother's head.

    • Bail Bondsman: You keep this up, I'm gonna have to rename this place "Hickey's Bail Bond."
      Earl: Well... as an investor, I'm gonna have to ask you to introduce a no nut-kicking policy.

    • Randy: Okay, read it back.
      Jessie: Okay. Once upon a time there was a butt princess, who lived in a beautiful butt castle. Until one day she was captured by a fire breathing butt.
      Randy: (laughing) A beautiful butt castle… that's just crazy.

    • Earl: (voiceover) Me and Jessie had a good thing going. And it was all happening pretty fast, but not as fast as it happened later that night with Joy. In just seven hours I went from having a semi-serious three week girlfriend, to being the husband of a pregnant woman whose name I kept forgetting. I thought about calling Jessie to talk to her and tell her what I had done. But then I realised that I'd have to talk to her and tell her what I had done.

    • Darnell: I like that Wonderbug. I wish we had a car that flew.
      Joy: I wish we had a car we didn't have to start with a spoon.
      Darnell: Seems a shame to waste your wish on something that small.

    • (realising Jessie is outside)
      Joy: I gotta go! Quick, give me the car-spoon!

    • Earl: Where is she?
      Darnell: She's in the bedroom, tearing things up, looking for clues and whatnot. I'm totally freaking out. Can you tell?
      Earl: Not really.
      Darnell: I had a little cocktail.

    • Earl: Look Jessie, I'm the one who dumped you for another girl, and I'm sorry about it. I'll make it up to you. I'll pay off your dentist bill… or your jeweller bill. Whoever put those in.
      Jessie: This isn't about you. This is about respect for the law. And me knocking that bitches teeth out for resisting.

    • Randy: You scared to go to jail?
      Joy: Wouldn't you be?
      Randy: Not really. You're going to girl jail, that's way different than regular jail.
      Joy: How so?
      Randy: Cause it's chicks! It's just truth or dare and pillow fights. Like a slumber party.

    • Joy: Did you talk to her? Is she gonna take me to jail?
      Earl: Not right away; She's planning on knocking your teeth out first.

    • Randy: If you're getting locked up, you should save your cigarettes. They're like money in jail and that's the same for boy jail and girl jail.

    • Joy: I'm sorry for tricking you into marrying me while I was carrying another mans baby. And for having yet another mans baby and for leaving you while you were in the hospital and… other stuff.

    • Joy: Look Jessie, I'm turning myself in. There's no need for any violence.
      Jessie: We both know this isn't about you going to jail. Say goodbye to your teeth, bitch.

    • (Earl and Jessie accidentally bump heads)
      Earl: Sorry about that. Here, you can use my nut ice for your head. It's only been on the outside of my pants.
      Jessie: Aren't you a gentleman.

    • (Joy and Earl hug)
      Joy: Earl? (she tries to push him off).
      Earl: Give me a minute I'm just trying to get that gay homeless guy out of my mind.

    • (Earl wakes up and sees a ring on Joy's finger)
      Earl: My God! You're married?
      Joy: Yes, sweetie, to you.

    • (Randy touches the chalk cube with his tongue)
      Joy: (to her friends) Just cause I'm pregnant don't mean I'm gonna marry Corky.

    • Randy: You wanna play Mad Libs?
      Joy: Yeah, here's a Mad Lib: Shut the blank up!
      Randy: Shut the butt up. Do another one!

    • Joy: (to Earl) I mean, just 'cos the car's stuck in reverse don't mean the kids don't have to go to school.

    • Joy: Oh snap! You got us Metallica tickets for our honeymoon?
      Earl: Actually, those tickets are for, uh... our honeymoon.

    • Joy: (slaps Jessie) Put those teeth under your pillow and maybe the tooth fairy will bring you your own man.

    • Earl: Where the hell did you learn to fight like that?
      Joy: I watch a lot of Springer. (hands Jessie's gold teeth to Earl) Here, melt these down. Bail me out.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Earl tells Joy that he hung in a barn "Ponyboy Style." This is a reference from the book and film The Outsiders.

    • In a flashback sequence, Joy is sitting around a bar table telling her girlfriends she needs to find a man to be the father of her baby, when one points to and suggests Randy, Joy says: "Just cuz I'm pregnant doesn't mean I'm gonna marry Corky". She is alluding to the Down Syndrome character in the old show, Life Goes On, Corky Thatcher.